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Daniel needs 'a guy to hang out with'

Meet Daniel, an 8-year-old living in Brainerd and the featured Waiting for a Mentor child this week.

Daniel lives with his mom and, to use his words, he is hoping for “a guy to hang out with.” Daniel is an outgoing and imaginative boy who is interested in “space stuff, like solar systems.”

Daniel enjoys inside and outside activities: camping, baseball, soccer, fishing, drawing, painting and reading. Mom describes Daniel and a boy who loves to learn and needs an adult friend to do “guy things” with.

Mentoring is simple, and the most successful relationships are built around common shared activities and interests. And it’s true — mentors really are just ordinary people, doing ordinary things with extraordinary results.

Kinship Partners provides the support, structure and supervision needed to make sure everyone experiences a safe and positive relationship. You only need to be yourself — a caring adult, willing to spend time with a child who needs a role model.

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14. We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby and Staples.

For more information about Daniel or any of the kids waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor, call 218-829-4606, 877-730-5437 or visit

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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